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Land Use Options Evaluation


Land Use Options Evaluation By the end of 2017, with the direct involvement of local governments or their representatives, evaluate policy options, incentives and planning tools that could assist them in continually improving their capacity to the reduce the rate of conversion of agricultural lands, forests and wetlands as well as the rate of changing landscapes from more natural lands that soak up pollutants to those that are paved over, hardscaped or otherwise impervious. Strategies should be developed for supporting local governments’ and others’ efforts in reducing these rates by 2025 and beyond.

Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)

Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)
Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)


Renee Thompson, Geographer
(410) 267-5749
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Suite 112
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

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